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GE Ramps Up Industrial Base, Looks To Sell Appliance Unit

August 19, 2014 11:17 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

General Electric looks to sell off its century-old home appliance division in a restructuring effort to focus on its industrial business.                                 

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2013 Big 50 List

September 1, 2014 2:46 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

The Big 50 list highlights a group of companies who are aggressive and progressive. This year's list shows a significant amount of revenue growth, more than typical amounts of consolidation, and even a notably absent name (Barnes Distribution, now a part of MSC). It’s a tough marketplace, and the strong survive and thrive. If anything in these pages inspires confidence, we hope it’s the leadership of an industry that refuses to slow down.

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U.S. Deficit In Manufactures Surges In Second Quarter, Chinese Surplus Rises

August 20, 2014 3:28 pm | by MAPI Foundation | News | Comments

Following an 8 percent first quarter deficit increase, the U.S. manufactures deficit more than doubled in Q2.                                        

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Canada June Wholesale Trade Up 0.6 Percent

August 20, 2014 1:32 pm | by Statistics Canada | News | Comments

Canadian wholesale sales rose 0.6 percent in June $53.0 billion, a third consecutive increase.                                             

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Construction Production In Europe Down 0.7 Percent

August 20, 2014 12:55 pm | by Eurostat | News | Comments

Seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector fell by 0.7 percent for June in the euro area (EA18) and by 0.3 percent in the EU282, according to first estimates from Eurostat.                  

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Advance Registration Open For PTDA 2014 Industry Summit

August 20, 2014 11:59 am | by Power Transmission Distributors Association | News | Comments

More than 550 delegates, representing 240 PTDA distributor and manufacturer companies are expected to conduct business and learn the latest tips on operating successfully in the B2B sphere at this year’s Industry Summit.         

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Increasing Manufacturing Employee Numbers In The U.S.

August 20, 2014 10:25 am | by The Aspen Institute | Videos | Comments

Snap-on Incorporated Chairman and CEO Nicholas T. Pinchuk talks about growing the number of manufacturing employees in the U.S.                                   

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Kennametal CEO To Retire In December

August 20, 2014 10:08 am | by Kennametal, Inc. | News | Comments

Carlos Cardoso, Kennametal president and CEO since January 2006, announced he will retire from the company in December.                                     

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Pearl SlimCut SRT

August 19, 2014 3:12 pm | by Pearl | Product Releases | Comments

Pearl's new SlimCut SRT is ideal for cutting thin and thick gage as well as flat stock, bar stock square tubing, and much more.

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Columbus McKinnon Introduces The Ultimate Rigging Resource

August 19, 2014 12:20 pm | by Columbus McKinnon | Product Releases | Comments

The new Columbus McKinnon Chain and Rigging Attachments catalog is now available.

GHX Industrial And McCarty Equipment Co. Continue North American Expansion

August 19, 2014 11:25 am | by The United Distribution Group, Inc. | News | Comments

GHX Industrial and McCarty Equipment Co., subsidiaries of The United Distribution Group, announced the opening of three new locations and the expansion of one current location.                   

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Infor Unveils Its Most Intuitive, User-Friendly Distribution Management Solution to Date

August 19, 2014 9:58 am | by Infor | Product Releases | Comments

Infor SX.e 10.1 Delivers Industry-Specific Enhancements to Optimize Efficiency, Increase Return on Investment.

Apax Partners Hold Off On Epicor Sale

August 18, 2014 4:10 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

After putting Epicor on the selling block in May, Apax Partners is hanging on to the software company — for now — despite bidding interest.                               

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Procter & Gamble May Soon Sell Duracell

August 18, 2014 3:36 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

Duracell is the biggest name of as many as 100 brands that Procter & Gamble is considering divesting.                                         

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Kimball Midwest Announces New Distribution Center In Savannah, GA

August 18, 2014 2:51 pm | by Kimball Midwest | News | Comments

The distribution center and offices, of approximately 142,000 square feet, are expected to open in late 2014 to primarily service southeastern locations.                           

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Summit Electric Supply Set To Open New Service Center In Houma, Louisiana

August 18, 2014 2:45 pm | by Summit Electric Supply | News | Comments

 The company’s new location will serve the daily electrical needs of contractors in Houma as well as Morgan City and adjacent areas of southeast Louisiana.                         

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Nightstick Takes Lighting Solutions To The Xtreme

August 18, 2014 12:39 pm | by Nightstick | Product Releases | Comments

Nightstick introduces the XL Dual-Light lineup.

ISA Members: Expansion Continues

August 18, 2014 12:25 pm | by Industrial Supply Association | News | Comments

The Industrial Supply Association Manufacturing Index rose for a third straight month.                                               

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U.S. Home Construction Jumps 15.7 Percent In July

August 18, 2014 11:02 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The rise was the fastest pace since November and followed declines of 4 percent in June and 7.4 percent in May.                                       

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Why Global Turmoil Hasn't Sunk U.S Markets. Yet.

August 18, 2014 10:21 am | by Josh Boak and Bernard Condon, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

It's been a grim summer in much of the world. Yet investors in the United States have largely shrugged it off — so far at least.                                   

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Ingersoll-Rand To Buy Cameron Unit For $850 Million

August 18, 2014 9:48 am | by Ingersoll-Rand | News | Comments

The acquisition will strengthen Ingersoll Rand’s Compressed Air Systems and Services business.                                             

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